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John and Vera Ruser

Member since: 2005
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Speaks: english, french, russian

Spacious Ocean Park Condo Only 3 Blocks to Beach

57 Reviews
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights

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Overview

Parque Condo Rental Photos and Description

- 2 bedrooms, 1 and 1/2 baths, sleeps 4

Casa Gertrudis is a spacious, stylishly furnished two bedroom apartment in Ocean Park, with one queen bed, two twin beds, and A/C throughout. It is a quick three block walk to the most fashionable San Juan beach and it is even closer to a number of excellent restaurants and bars, most notably Pamelas, Mangos and Kasalta. It features a large patio where you can soak up the tropical warmth. The large living room holds a cable TV, DVD player, and CD stereo. We also supply Wi-Fi. The kitchen comes fully equipped, with a little bar between the kitchen and the dining area. The beds are Sealy plush-tops. There is a large, tastefully, tiled bathroom with shower and a separate half bathroom. We supply all linens and beach towels. Once you step inside this apartment, you'll realize that it is a top-shelf vacation rental. From the art on the walls to the comfortable furniture, you'll enjoy a relaxing vacation at Casa Gertrudis.

Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
John and Vera Ruser (Owner)
Member since: 2005
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, russian

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Vera and John,



Just 2 days after our vacation to your wonderful apartment in San Juan, I had to travel overseas for business. I have just returned and wanted to let you know how much [my sons] and I enjoyed our stay. Your apartment is in a perfect location and is very nicely decorated, making us feel most comfortable and right at home. Most days we left early and came home late, trying to squeeze in all the adventures we could. My boys and I agreed that this was one of the best vacations we have ever had. San Juan has so much to offer. We hiked through Old San Juan, Del Morro, and El Yunque, kayaked in the Bio Bay, and took the ferry to Vieques Island to ride bikes to the beach and snorkel. Thank you so much again!



Best regards,



Cindi
Jul 2010
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Reviews

4.8
based on 57 traveler reviews

Spacious Ocean Park Condo Only 3 Blocks to Beach
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 58 reviews
Minneapolis
5

Great Find in Puerto Rico (Ocean Park)

  • 5 of 5

John & Vera-

We wanted to take this opportunity to let you know that we really enjoyed our stay at your Condo in Ocean Park. This was our first trip to Puerto Rico and we found your place to be fantastic, clean and very well kept. The location is also very nice as you are close to the beach, a lot of restaurants, etc in walking distance. We also appreciated your recommendations in terms of some of the restaurants as Pinky's (fantastic breakfast), Op's (great Italian Food) and the french bakery is great as well. We did spend a day at El Yunge which was a great experience we will never forget, and also went to Fajardo and did some snorkeing off the coral reefs! If anyone is ever looking for a recommendation have them contact Mingo's Charter Service as he was reasonable and really knew what he was doing! Overall a fantastic trip with a lot of great memories. We will definitely contact you again as we would love to come back to Puerto Rico and see some other areas we were not able to get to this time around. You are wonderful to work with and made this very easy for us. Thanks again for everything! We will definitely recommend your place to anyone that is looking to travel to Puerto Rico as we found it to be an incredible value and quite a find!

  • Submitted: Mar 15, 2008
  • Stayed: Dec 2007
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4

Good Location

  • 4 of 5

We spent 5 days here with our teenager. It was easy to get around without a car and we never ate at the same place twice. Everything we needed was supplied. Comfortable beds and furniture. Short walk to the beach and easy access to the buses. Would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Brooklyn
4

Good place to stay while in SJ

  • 4 of 5

Came here with girl friends for a long weekend. Taxi driver had a tough time finding the place despite having been given the paper with the address. Recommend clarifying price BEFORE getting into vehicle. Restaurants, beach and bars within walking distance but taxi cost can add up going to and from old San Juan or Plazita, etc (~$20 each way). Busses are super cheap but unreliable. Unit itself was spacious, furnishings and appliances dated but functional. Stove and couch were dirty though. Bring your own bath soap and shampoo as none are provided. Owner very nice and brought us the best mangoes ever from his tree. Yum! Location fairly quiet but in an alley. I felt comfortable and safe when in the company of my girlfriends day/night. Unit felt very safe (3 locked doors to enter exit were a drag getting in and out). Wireless connect very good and reliable. Great value overall. I'd stay here again and would recommend a friend.

  • Submitted: Mar 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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convenient location near beach and restaurants

  • 4 of 5

I enjoyed the condo and it was what I expected. The Ocean Park public beach is only a block away and easy to get to. I was able to carry beach chairs from the condo easily to there. I think the beach is quite nice, and there are sooo many restaurants within walking distance from this condo. It is in an alleyway, so there's nothing to look outside to, but the condo is spacious and well air-conditioned. There were kitchen dishware and pans to cook with. There are two small grocery stores to get your supplies and a walgreens. A lot of tours pick up in front of Kasalta bakery which was only 3 small blocks away. Wendy's is next door for a quick pinch. I felt relatively safe in this neighborhood at night and bars were open til at least 11-12 at night. You can take a public bus to Old San Juan or a cab ride for $15+. Don't forget to check out Plazita de Santurces if you want to go to a barhopping area.

There was a broken light bulb and we were low on toilet paper - the super came out to fix it and addressed anything we needed. The shower water pressure is low but I soon got used to it. I heard the water is drinkable, but I got bottled water cuz it tasted much better than from the faucet. I think the living room furnishings could use a steam cleaning ,and the ceiling fans dusted, but otherwise, it was comfortable lodging and a good size for 3-4 people. There is a hose in the courtyard for you to wash sand off, and a washer/dryer.

  • Submitted: Mar 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful Experience

  • 5 of 5

Thank you guys again for letting us stay at your lovely home, it was very spacious, and the beds were super comfy. The Ocean Park location was quiet and just a short walk to the beach! You can go swimming and walk home for lunch, but why cook when there are so many delicious restaurants nearby! Thanks Again

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
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5

Awesome Location!!!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 5 days in San Juan and this was the perfect location. Less than 10 minutes from beautiful Old San Juan and no more than 10 minutes from the airport. Use common sense, no walking around late at night, don't go down any dark alleys...but otherwise we felt completely safe staying amongst the people:) Kasalta bakery was great and only a 2 block walk. We are already talking about going back and we would definitely stay here again! Thanks John and Vera.

  • Submitted: May 27, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
5 Miles
San Juan International
Nearest Beach
0.1 Miles

Located in the neighborhood of Ocean Park, between Condado and Isla Verde in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Ocean Park is a neighborhood of houses, with no large condo buildings. The apartment is only 3 blocks to Ocean Park Beach. It is within a few blocks to many restaurants, including Pamela's, Mangos, La Cueva del Mar, Bagua, and Kasalta.

Other Activities: Kitesurfing rentals on the beach

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Rates & Availability

Parque Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Low season
Jun 1 2016 - Nov 15 2016
4 night minimum stay
$130
$800
 
 
Peak holidays
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
$1,400
 
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
$140
$900
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $200
Cleaning $60

$750-$1200 per week
$200 refundable security deposit and $60 post-occupancy cleaning fee. Late arrival fees apply for arrivals after 7 pm.
A non-refundable deposit of one-third of the rent is required to hold the reservation. The balance, including the cleaning fee and security deposit, is due 45 days before arrival.

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Amenities

Parque Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Near The Ocean
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Beds are Sealy plush-tops.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Patio
  • Small Cooler
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • gambling casinos
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing

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